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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:02:07pm
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lawhawk  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:02:13pm

Bullshit Spice.

Because everything he says is bullshit.

Speaking of bullshit, have any of the reporters asked about the WH visitor logs and the WAVES office? They’re supposed to know who comes into the WH.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:03:33pm

“Today was a victory for the rule of law and also a moment of clarity,” Sen. Ted Cruz says as SCOTUS nominee heads to full Senate vote.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:04:32pm

re: #3 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Cruz is another primciple lacking hack.

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Skandal  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:05:03pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:05:11pm

Spicer says point of Trump setting up a blind trust was to withdraw money from it. (The purpose was actually to reduce conflicts.)

Spicer says @ProPublica is a “left-wing blog” (it is not), and says Trump’s trust “hasn’t changed” despite report

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Citizen K  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:05:20pm

More and more, I’m reminded that this country is fucking hard-wired for hard right thought, and any attempts to change that will just have you branded as the biggest liar in the history of ever, even if you manage to prove your position in triplicate. Because fuck you, this country is and forever will be conservative forever and anon, and if you’re anywhere to the left of LImbaugh, everything you say is immediately suspect and likely one of the most pernicious lies of all time.

On the other hand, if you’re anywhere remotely conservative and proclaim that the earth is flat, the sky is maroon, and all birds were descended from airplanes, and you get treated like a very serious person, have your ideas immediately given credence, and only discredited if you cause someone’s profit margins to dip.

Christ, I’m just fucking exhausted of fucking everything right now.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:06:00pm
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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:06:08pm

Speaking of GOP spokes-liars, Pat Buchanan is nearly old enough to remember the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact of 1939. Vlad might want to be careful dealing with these volk.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:06:48pm

*blink*

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:08:08pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:08:49pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:08:53pm

re: #11 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Such bullshit Spicey.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:09:21pm
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HappyWarrior  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:09:27pm

re: #10 Backwoods_Sleuth

*blink*

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Yeah fuck you too Lindsay.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:10:24pm
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FormerDirtDart  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:12:08pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:12:12pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:13:18pm

what a load of crap

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Targetpractice  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:14:16pm

Sean continues to spin faster than a jet turbine.

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Belafon  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:16:58pm

re: #20 Targetpractice

Sean continues to spin faster than a jet turbine.

Someone should carry in some battery cables and tell Sean, when he starts bullshitting, that we’ve found a green source of energy.

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electrotek  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:18:25pm

The bomb at St. Petersburg went off at 2:40PM, I just found out.

That explains the relatively low number of victims from the attack. Had it been during rush hour, I’m willing to bet the number would have been substantially higher.

Jesus.

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lawhawk  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:21:26pm

re: #3 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Major Tom  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:22:41pm

“Don’tcha like us no more?” lol… Who said that?

Press Briefing with Press Secretary Sean Spicer

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makeitstop  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:24:41pm

re: #21 Belafon

Someone should carry in some battery cables and tell Sean, when he starts bullshitting, that we’ve found a green source of energy.

Oh, I can think of much better uses for battery cables.

I’ll refrain from elaborating.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:25:11pm

Our Indian H1B holders are dropping like flies. at work. The re-applications are apparently just horrible and now require reams of documentation.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:25:33pm

Asked millions being spent on security for Trump Tower, Mar-a-Lago, etc., Spicer says he “gave a very sizable” donation to govt. today.

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Dr. Matt  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:25:33pm

Hola. Been in DC for the last several days for work. Did some sightseeing and for the most part everything is status quo. However, whenever I saw a China made MAGA hat around town, it was either on top of an old white trash fucktard and/or his loser douche bag son. At least they stand out and basically are proudly advertising their idiocy.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:26:26pm
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makeitstop  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:26:44pm

re: #26 Dave In Austin

Our Indian H1B holders are dropping like flies. at work. The re-applications are apparently just horrible and now require reams of documentation.

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My wife has two H1B visa holders under her charge, and she’s fighting to keep them both.

When I asked her how it was going, all she’d say is ‘not well.’

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Citizen K  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:27:06pm

re: #26 Dave In Austin

Our Indian H1B holders are dropping like flies. at work. The re-applications are apparently just horrible and now require reams of documentation.

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So…they’re going after employers of legal immigrants, said legal immigrants, and undocumented immigrants…but not the employers of said undocumented immigrants that usually exploit said undocumented people.

Fuck’s sake.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:29:16pm

re: #31 Citizen K

So…they’re going after employers of legal immigrants, said legal immigrants, and undocumented immigrants…but not the employers of said undocumented immigrants that usually exploit said undocumented people.

Fuck’s sake.

Course not.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:30:24pm
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lawhawk  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:30:26pm

re: #31 Citizen K

At a time when highly educated/specialized education/tech backgrounds are necessary, and national unemployment rate is under 5%, Trump’s playing games with these visas, which means the companies will get screwed as they lose valuable employees, productivity slides, and there’s not enough people around to do the jobs.

They aren’t creating more jobs for Americans. They’re screwing companies that need qualified workers and can’t find them because there aren’t enough of them to go around.

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Belafon  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:31:28pm

re: #26 Dave In Austin

Our Indian H1B holders are dropping like flies. at work. The re-applications are apparently just horrible and now require reams of documentation.

Maybe companies will start talking to their congressional employees.

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Targetpractice  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:31:52pm

re: #34 lawhawk

At a time when highly educated/specialized education/tech backgrounds are necessary, and national unemployment rate is under 5%, Trump’s playing games with these visas, which means the companies will get screwed as they lose valuable employees, productivity slides, and there’s not enough people around to do the jobs.

They aren’t creating more jobs for Americans. They’re screwing companies that need qualified workers and can’t find them because there aren’t enough of them to go around.

Well obviously he’s going to…no wait, he’s not putting any money into higher education or training programs, he’s putting it into weapons of war. Well, I guess those companies will just have to do without.

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Citizen K  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:32:34pm

re: #34 lawhawk

At a time when highly educated/specialized education/tech backgrounds are necessary, and national unemployment rate is under 5%, Trump’s playing games with these visas, which means the companies will get screwed as they lose valuable employees, productivity slides, and there’s not enough people around to do the jobs.

They aren’t creating more jobs for Americans. They’re screwing companies that need qualified workers and can’t find them because there aren’t enough of them to go around.

It’s about fucking over immigrants, just for the sake of fucking over immigrants. WHo cares if citizens get those jobs, long as THOSE people are forced the fuck out. Because ‘MURICA.

Welcome to AlienNation…

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lawhawk  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:32:35pm

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

Like I said, Bullshit Spice.

Or, if you prefer… “Bullshit!” Spicer. It’s actually quite easy to donate to the NPS.

But the NPS would need more than 2000 times that $77,000 donation (if we can get that confirmed) to cover the cuts Trump’s proposed.

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Timothy Watson  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:34:35pm

re: #33 Backwoods_Sleuth

You can still get fired from your job for being LGBT in 28 states. Don’t think Trump plans on do anything about that.

But a gay Republican former friend assured me that Trump would be the most pro-LGBT President ever.

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Targetpractice  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:36:54pm

re: #39 Timothy Watson

But a gay Republican former friend assured me that Trump would be the most pro-LGBT President ever.

The Log Cabin Republicans assured us he was LGBT-friendly!

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Joe Bacon  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:37:51pm

re: #40 Targetpractice

The Log Cabin Republicans assured us he was LGBT-friendly!

So did Little Miss Milo!

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HappyWarrior  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:41:01pm

re: #39 Timothy Watson

But a gay Republican former friend assured me that Trump would be the most pro-LGBT President ever.

Delusion is one hell of a drug isn’t it?

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:47:05pm

These people are big on being “chosen.” It’s why they think business owners and successful preachers should have a different standard of personal conduct from lesser folk. If you are a poor kid, you were not “chosen” to go to college, unless, of course, you are a star athlete. Otoh, a poor kid who is a National Merit Scholar was chosen by Satan and the New World Order, since he or she is all too likely to undermine the system of hereditary privilege that keeps hinterland America profitable.

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Belafon  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:48:02pm

I worked at a company that attempted to outsource programming to India to save the company (not just their bottom line, but the existence of the company). It didn’t work, because it was a small change in their costs. I worked at another company that had outsourced, and then decided it was cheaper to bring the employees here.

I do actually think these companies ought to be forced to pay all equivalent level employees the same amount wherever they come from (or whatever gender). I don’t think the way to solve the actual problem is to block H-1B. A better solution would be to fund public education. Then American employees wouldn’t actually have to cost as much. You either pay for it now, or you pay for it in the future.

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EPR-radar  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:48:08pm

re: #39 Timothy Watson

But a gay Republican former friend assured me that Trump would be the most pro-LGBT President ever.

I’m glad to hear this meathead is a former friend. You don’t need that kind of idiocy in your life.

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Brother Holy Cruise Missile of Mild Acceptance  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:49:48pm

re: #26 Dave In Austin

Our Indian H1B holders are dropping like flies. at work. The re-applications are apparently just horrible and now require reams of documentation.

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We are waiting on a new hire we interviewed over a month ago for this exact reason.

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ObserverArt  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:51:57pm

I think I’m going to think of Spicer as “The Fog.”

Nothing he says is clear, everything is covered in a mist that makes definition of what is going on nearly impossible to see.

Meanwhile under the cover of The Fog, Trump and company go about doing stuff we may never have defined. They really like these conditions, they can do whatever they are doing without being truly seen and the spokesman for the administration comes out and fogs everything up over and over to cover the tracks and the facts.

What we need is some heat from the media and all of us to clear this shit up. Burn off the fog as it were.

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HappyWarrior  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:52:33pm

re: #43 Shiplord Kirel

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These people are big on being “chosen.” It’s why they think business owners and successful preachers should have a different standard of personal conduct from lesser folk. If you are a poor kid, you were not “chosen” to go to college, unless, of course, you are a star athlete. Otoh, a poor kid who is a National Merit Scholar was chosen by Satan and the New World Order, since he or she is all too likely to undermine the system of hereditary privilege that keeps hinterland America profitable.

More proof that Trump support is cult like.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:53:19pm

when high school comes back to haunt you:

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:54:58pm

re: #49 Backwoods_Sleuth

when high school comes back to haunt you:

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He obviously gave up a promising career as a televangelist.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:55:43pm
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Jack Burton  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:57:51pm

re: #49 Backwoods_Sleuth

Looks like he should be with Robert Downey Jr asking Anthony Michael-Hall and Ilan Mitchell Smith if they will make a girlfriend for them on their computer too.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:58:07pm

re: #49 Backwoods_Sleuth

when high school comes back to haunt you:

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He looks like Davy Jones of The Monkees…minus the talent…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 12:59:25pm
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EPR-radar  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:00:43pm

re: #54 Backwoods_Sleuth

The Republican health care plan:

1) Don’t get sick.

2) If you do get sick, die quickly.

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wrenchwench  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:01:05pm

I just unfollowed the first lady. I do not recall having followed her. Did twitter sign me up?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:01:51pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:03:17pm
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Targetpractice  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:03:36pm

re: #57 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Looks like the filibuster’s days are numbered.

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Belafon  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:05:15pm

re: #58 Backwoods_Sleuth

“Shut off funding to NASA’s solar monitoring. That’ll keep our GPS working.” - Republicans

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Belafon  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:05:59pm

re: #59 Targetpractice

Looks like the filibuster’s days are numbered.

They were numbered when McConnell became majority leader.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:06:09pm

re: #54 Backwoods_Sleuth

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Uh, thats what insurance rackateers were doing before the ACA passed…

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piratedan  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:06:49pm

in a way, have to admire the base hubris of the GOP… I mean, they used their racism, covert and some rather obtusely presented in order to fuck over a Black Man that won the electoral and popular vote to thwart his legislative agenda at any and every opportunity. Nothing was too small or picayune to let pass. No crisis that couldn’t be perverted and turned into partisan fodder.

Now for them to wonder why the Dems are taking some of those tactics and returning them back unto them and for them to cry foul really brings hypocrisy to a new level. There are oftentimes that I am thankful we live in a polite society and not simply by mob rule, although the idea of a few of these fuckers with their heads on pikes does have a certain appeal to it.

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plansbandc  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:10:44pm

re: #11 Backwoods_Sleuth

Well, their base is. So yeah this shit works like a charm.

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Interesting Times  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:11:49pm

re: #61 Belafon

They were numbered when McConnell became majority leader.

Dumb question: can they eliminate the filibuster for now and then bring it back before some later date (e.g. during a post-election lame-duck session prior to relinquishing control to Dems)?

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Belafon  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:13:37pm

re: #65 Interesting Times

Dumb question: can they eliminate the filibuster for now and then bring it back before some later date (e.g. during a post-election lame-duck session prior to relinquishing control to Dems)?

Those types of rules are set at the beginning of the legislative session, and they are set by majority rule. They could bring it back at the beginning of the next session, but, if Democrats get in charge, there’s nothing requiring that they keep it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:13:40pm

re: #65 Interesting Times

Dumb question: can they eliminate the filibuster for now and then bring it back before some later date (e.g. during a post-election lame-duck session prior to relinquishing control to Dems)?

The GOP keeps changing all of the rules now, so why not?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:14:45pm
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lawhawk  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:15:40pm

re: #54 Backwoods_Sleuth

That necessarily means higher premiums for Senior Citizens, because they’re more likely to require medical attention.

It requires math.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:16:12pm

re: #69 lawhawk

That necessarily means higher premiums for Senior Citizens, because they’re more likely to require medical attention.

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It requires math.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:17:35pm

re: #61 Belafon

They were numbered when McConnell became majority leader.

I got a feeling that something is going to pass the breaking point on the floor of the Senate. McConnell is begging for someone to punch him out and somebody will…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:18:28pm

re: #65 Interesting Times

Dumb question: can they eliminate the filibuster for now and then bring it back before some later date (e.g. during a post-election lame-duck session prior to relinquishing control to Dems)?

The Senate writes its own rules, per the Constitution. The filibuster only exists because of custom, and having written it into rules which can be changed. So, sure they could ‘bring it back’, but what would that mean?

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Swampwitch  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:18:48pm

re: #56 wrenchwench

I just checked and I’m following her also. I sure as hell didn’t do it voluntarily.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:21:24pm

McConnell has the same ethical views WRT Senate rules and customs as Trump has WRT the law: “That which is not specifically forbidden is perfectly okay, as long as it’s me doing it.”

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:25:00pm
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lawhawk  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:25:38pm

re: #74 Blind Frog Belly White

To wit:

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electrotek  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:28:26pm

Depeche Mode on going political:

Singer Dave Gahan, guitarist and keyboardist Martin Gore and keyboardist Andrew Fletcher last month released “Spirit”, featuring politically and socially-charged songs like “Where’s the Revolution”, first inspired in 2015 by the Syrian conflict.

“When Martin … wrote the songs a couple of years ago, he was sort of feeling that things weren’t going in the right direction,” Fletcher told Reuters.

“We don’t feel music can change things, really, but just to make people think a bit, look around the world and see what’s going on.”

And their reaction to Brexit:

At home, Brexit remains top of the agenda. Depeche Mode formed in Basildon, a town that voted to leave the European Union in last year’s referendum.

“I think it’s terrible … It could lead this country down completely the wrong path,” Fletcher said.

Gore said he was “completely depressed” the day after the vote: “I didn’t actually, really think it was going to happen…It doesn’t seem like it’s a very good idea to me at all … Let’s hope it’s going to somehow be OK for the UK.”

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:28:40pm

re: #76 lawhawk

To me, the most ridiculous part of that tweet is trump tagging @FBI as if that was some sort of masterstroke.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:30:23pm

Current mood….

Combination of McConnell’s bullshit, Trump’s bullshit, and the knowledge that the GOP House and Senate will let him get away with it. So far, though, my fists are not so clenched that I’m leaving fingernail indentations in my palms. So, there’s that.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:31:03pm

re: #78 Backwoods_Sleuth

To me, the most ridiculous part of that tweet is trump tagging @FBI as if that was some sort of masterstroke.

Instead of, you know, CALLING THEM.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:31:30pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:33:13pm
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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:33:35pm

re: #81 Backwoods_Sleuth

Until I scrolled down and saw it was a Dingell tweet, I thought this was a response to my #79.
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:35:18pm

re: #80 Blind Frog Belly White

Instead of, you know, CALLING THEM.

And, like, as if the FBI was completely unaware of anything…

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:36:08pm
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Wendell Zurkowitz ((slave to the waffle light))  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:38:05pm

re: #39 Timothy Watson

But a gay Republican former friend assured me that Trump would be the most pro-LGBT President ever.

actually, he will probably be the most pro-LGBT Republican President ever, for whatever that’s worth…

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:38:09pm

I think a lot of Republicans really do not get just how deep the anger runs over the Merrick Garland thing, and more generally the level of disrespect aimed at the first African-American President by the GOP. They think it’s all partisan games, because to them, it REALLY IS all partisan games. It’s whatever they can get away with, justified by weak what-aboutism and unprovable counterfactuals.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:40:17pm

re: #84 Backwoods_Sleuth

And, like, as if the FBI was completely unaware of anything…

Wanna see trump explode?

“Don’t worry, Mr. President. We knew what you were tweeting before you hit send.”

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Swampwitch  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:42:33pm

re: #56 wrenchwench

Well I just went on an embarrassing tweet rampage about Twitter making me follow POTUS & FLOTUS involuntarily. Turns out I probably was following the official accounts during Obama and when the halfwits moved in they took over the accounts…hence the follows. This is why I rarely post and am happy mostly to retweet others who don’t go off half-cocked like I apparently do.

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Interesting Times  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:43:19pm
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ObserverArt  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:44:17pm

re: #87 Blind Frog Belly White

Steven Dennis ✔ @StevenTDennis
On Merrick Garland, Cornyn notes Clinton lost.
11:47 AM - 3 Apr 2017
Retweets 3 3 likes

I think a lot of Republicans really do not get just how deep the anger runs over the Merrick Garland thing, and more generally the level of disrespect aimed at the first African-American President by the GOP. They think it’s all partisan games, because to them, it REALLY IS all partisan games. It’s whatever they can get away with, justified by weak what-aboutism and unprovable counterfactuals.

Is Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke running for Cornyn’s seat or is it Cruz’s?

I hope whoever it is, O’Rourke can make one less Texas GOP senator.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:44:44pm

re: #91 ObserverArt

Is Democratic candidate Beto O’Rourke running for Cornyn’s seat or is it Cruz’s?

I hope whoever it is, O’Rourke can make one less Texas GOP senator.

Cruz

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Interesting Times  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:45:10pm

Ha:

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:46:03pm

re: #92 Backwoods_Sleuth

Cruz

Even better. I’d love to see that smarmy asshole lose his job.

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Belafon  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:47:13pm

re: #87 Blind Frog Belly White

Has someone pointed out Kennedy to Barro?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:47:16pm

re: #93 Interesting Times

Ha:

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The thing about it is, America only hates Hillary when she’s running FOR something, not when she’s, you know, RUNNING something. So, likely she’d be considerably more popular.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:48:15pm
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ObserverArt  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:48:25pm
Josh Barro ✔ @jbarro
Would a Dem senate have confirmed a nominee in year eight of a GOP administration? Of course not. And liberals would be furious if they did.
27 27 Retweets 61 61 likes

What proof do you have to make that comment Barro? Or is it your wimpy brand of Magic Balancing?

I’ve been through a few Supreme Court Justice nominations and what the GOP did to Garland was a first.

I guess Josh has to cover for the bullshit move.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:49:26pm
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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:52:26pm

Civilian flamethrowers are quite a thing on gun websites:
So they now have a flamethrower on Demolition Ranch (VIDEO)

Youtube Video

Detroit-based Ion Productions has been working on the XM42 flamethrower concept since 2008 and in 2015 raised $50,000 overnight through crowdsourcing to move what they billed as the “world’s first commercial handheld flamethrower” forward into production. We talked to Chris Byars, Ion’s president and founder last year, who said “Farmers, firefighters, controlled burn prescribers have used devices that emit streams of fire for many years,” and the XM42 has serious applications.

I don’t see a home defense application though.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:54:42pm

re: #100 Shiplord Kirel

Civilian flamethrowers are quite a thing on gun websites:
So they now have a flamethrower on Demolition Ranch (VIDEO)

I don’t see a home defense application though.

Spiders?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:55:30pm

re: #101 Blind Frog Belly White

Spiders?

I mean, for those of you who DON’T find them just the cutest little things!

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Targetpractice  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:55:44pm

re: #93 Interesting Times

Ha:

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In such a scenario, the GOP would already be deep into a Watergate-style investigation and there would be serious public talk about her being impeached before 2020.

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Nyet  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:56:39pm

How do I add an image to a page that would automatically show up as a thumbnail image in the right front page column?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:57:34pm
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Jack Burton  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:57:38pm

re: #101 Blind Frog Belly White

Spiders?

Pizza delivery messed up the order and there’s pineapples on it.

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Targetpractice  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:58:19pm

re: #105 Backwoods_Sleuth

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The GOP always says what the DNC does is “a new low,” after they’ve already lowered the bar to the floor of Satan’s wine cellar.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 3, 2017 • 1:59:10pm

re: #95 Belafon

Has someone pointed out Kennedy to Barro?

Not QUITE the same, since he was nominated to fill a vacancy that opened up in 1987.

But the thing is, McConnell has CREATED the precedent, but without any particular time limit, AND he didn’t come down hard enough, or at all, on those in his caucus who stated that a Clinton victory would cause them to leave the seat unfilled for her entire term.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 2:00:01pm

re: #104 Nyet

How do I add an image to a page that would automatically show up as a thumbnail image in the right front page column?

look in the lower right hand corner of the edit page for “upload meta image” or something like that. Make sure the box is ticked.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 3, 2017 • 2:00:53pm

re: #108 Blind Frog Belly White

IOW, presumably as soon as anyone starts campaigning, you could argue that the McConnell Rule precludes consideration of any nominee.

And Trump already filed for 2020.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 3, 2017 • 2:02:17pm

re: #104 Nyet

How do I add an image to a page that would automatically show up as a thumbnail image in the right front page column?

When you upload an image, there’s a check box in the popup dialog after it’s uploaded that says “Meta Image.” Just check that box and you’ll see the image appear at the bottom right of the posting window. That’s also the image that appears when you tweet the link to your page, or post it to Facebook.

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Nyet  Apr 3, 2017 • 2:02:21pm

re: #109 Backwoods_Sleuth

look in the lower right hand corner of the edit page for “upload meta image” or something like that. Make sure the box is ticked.

That was easy! Thanks!

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Charles Johnson  Apr 3, 2017 • 2:03:17pm

re: #112 Nyet

Yes, you can also use the Upload Meta Image button.

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wrenchwench  Apr 3, 2017 • 2:04:21pm

re: #89 Swampwitch

Well I just went on an embarrassing tweet rampage about Twitter making me follow POTUS & FLOTUS involuntarily. Turns out I probably was following the official accounts during Obama and when the halfwits moved in they took over the accounts…hence the follows. This is why I rarely post and am happy mostly to retweet others who don’t go off half-cocked like I apparently do.

I only do that in person, lately. I’m trying to figure out the ‘in person’ version of rarely posting. I think I’d have to keep the front door locked. That doesn’t work so well in retail.

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Major Tom  Apr 3, 2017 • 2:07:26pm
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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Apr 3, 2017 • 2:07:36pm

re: #108 Blind Frog Belly White

McConnell knows exactly what he’s doing. No amount of goading will stop him, because his operating premise is to get a permanent conservative majority, by any means necessary.

Hypocrisy will never stick, nor any other accusation of self-contradiction. They’ve sold themselves the idea they’re the True Americans, and can justify anything with that assumption. There’s no real value system, just affiliation.

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Charles Johnson  Apr 3, 2017 • 2:07:39pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 3, 2017 • 2:08:17pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 2:08:25pm

re: #117 Charles Johnson

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silly Martin Dodge…doesn’t know that one can NEVER HAVE ENOUGH MONEY!!!!!

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Charles Johnson  Apr 3, 2017 • 2:09:28pm
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ObserverArt  Apr 3, 2017 • 2:10:30pm

re: #97 Backwoods_Sleuth

Matt Taibbi ✔ @mtaibbi
Taibbi: Putin Derangement Syndrome Arrives - Rolling Stone rollingstone.com
2:22 PM - 3 Apr 2017
Photo published for Taibbi: Putin Derangement Syndrome Arrives
Taibbi: Putin Derangement Syndrome Arrives
Whatever the truth about Trump and Russia, the speculation surrounding it has become a dangerous case of mass hysteria.
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What a waste of time that article was. I can’t say he actually ended up saying anything…and in so many words.

I’m not all that familiar with Taibbi’s writing. Is he this wishy-washy all the time?

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wrenchwench  Apr 3, 2017 • 2:12:49pm

re: #115 Major Tom

I have one last slice of cute, anyone want it?

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My cats watch me in the tub, but no way are they getting up on the edge. I give them baths in the same tub. They know what could happen.

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Puss Power  Apr 3, 2017 • 2:12:55pm

re: #120 Charles Johnson

Betcha he thinks you just admitted something.

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ObserverArt  Apr 3, 2017 • 2:13:33pm

re: #115 Major Tom

I have one last slice of cute, anyone want it?

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Kitteh has some interesting eyes with the additional dark around them.

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Major Tom  Apr 3, 2017 • 2:13:34pm

re: #122 wrenchwench

My cats watch me in the tub, but no way are they getting up on the edge. I give them baths in the same tub. They know what could happen.

I was thinking the same thing. They’d leave me for dead. That’s what makes this cat so brave.

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makeitstop  Apr 3, 2017 • 2:13:48pm

re: #121 ObserverArt

What a waste of time that article was. I can’t say he actually ended up saying anything…and in so many words.

I’m not all that familiar with Taibbi’s writing. Is he this wishy-washy all the time?

BoB City.

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wrenchwench  Apr 3, 2017 • 2:14:50pm

re: #125 Major Tom

I was thinking the same thing. They’d leave me for dead. That’s what makes this cat so brave.

If one of mine fell in, there’d be blood in the water. Mine.

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Puss Power  Apr 3, 2017 • 2:18:56pm

When I first got her, my cat used to run to the side of my home that is farthest from the bathroom and crouch behind something. No way she’d rescue me.

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Jack Burton  Apr 3, 2017 • 2:25:56pm

re: #121 ObserverArt

What a waste of time that article was. I can’t say he actually ended up saying anything…and in so many words.

I’m not all that familiar with Taibbi’s writing. Is he this wishy-washy all the time?

I might be thinking of someone else but I think he’s a Greenwaldian… Greenwald sycophant… Snowdenite…. I don’t know what to call them other than Useful Idiots.

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Jay C  Apr 3, 2017 • 2:26:26pm

re: #127 wrenchwench

If one of mine fell in, there’d be blood in the water. Mine.

I know: I used to live in a house with an old-fashioned claw-foot bathtub with a curved rim. One of our cats (a little black Persian) would always (and only when there was someone in the tub) jump up on the rim, and pace from one end to the other: carefully turning around right at the faucets. Not something to reassure the nervous bather (he had, for a small cat, quite large and sharp claws)….

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 2:27:37pm
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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 3, 2017 • 2:33:51pm

re: #100 Shiplord Kirel

Civilian flamethrowers are quite a thing on gun websites:
So they now have a flamethrower on Demolition Ranch (VIDEO)
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I don’t see a home defense application though.

This South African anti-carjacking invention won an Ig-Nobel Peace prize in 1999:

Blaster (flamethrower)

The Blaster was a liquefied petroleum gas flamethrower installed along the sides of the vehicle under the doors. Should a group of carjackers suddenly attack the vehicle while it is stopped in traffic (the typical scenario), the occupant could flip a switch and direct 5 metre plumes of flame upward into the facial area of anyone trying to enter the vehicle through the doors or windows. (Inventor) Fourie claims it is unlikely to kill but would “definitely blind” the assailant. In South Africa, it is legal to use lethal force in self-defence if in fear of one’s life, and ownership of flamethrowers is unrestricted.

The device was controversial in South Africa, with some (including the Automobile Association of South Africa (AA)) speculating that the device might cause more carjackers to simply murder drivers with gunfire as a precautionary measure before approaching the vehicle, a tactic which was already fairly common.

Not to mention that it might prove useful against traffic police and, more understandably, squeegee guys.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 3, 2017 • 2:35:44pm

re: #43 Shiplord Kirel

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These people are big on being “chosen.” It’s why they think business owners and successful preachers should have a different standard of personal conduct from lesser folk. If you are a poor kid, you were not “chosen” to go to college, unless, of course, you are a star athlete. Otoh, a poor kid who is a National Merit Scholar was chosen by Satan and the New World Order, since he or she is all too likely to undermine the system of hereditary privilege that keeps hinterland America profitable.

But if you challenged President Obama that was a-ok. Got it.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 2:38:38pm
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Patricia Kayden  Apr 3, 2017 • 2:38:43pm

re: #115 Major Tom

That is the cutest thing I’ve seen in a long time. Awwww. I miss having cats.

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Nyet  Apr 3, 2017 • 2:46:47pm
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nines09  Apr 3, 2017 • 2:51:06pm

re: #2 lawhawk

Bullshit Spice.

Because everything he says is bullshit.

Speaking of bullshit, have any of the reporters asked about the WH visitor logs and the WAVES office? They’re supposed to know who comes into the WH.

Reporters? Is that what they are called these days? Huh. Imagine that….

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HappyWarrior  Apr 3, 2017 • 2:52:00pm

re: #136 Nyet

More on Sebastian Gorka

Good read, thanks.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 3:09:17pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 3, 2017 • 3:09:52pm

So yeah. Ghost in The Shell. Amazing.

A few added things, but overall, the music, mood etc… totally GiTS and doesn’t ruin the original at all.

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IngisKahn  Apr 3, 2017 • 3:14:52pm

re: #140 GlutenFreeJesus

I loved it too. Saw a lot hate spewed at it. Thought it was wonderful. Lots of nods to the original IP while being its own thing.

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CongoJack  Apr 3, 2017 • 3:19:27pm

re: #141 IngisKahn

re: #140 GlutenFreeJesus

Good to hear.

I was afraid that it was going to ruin the series for me. Though I will say that the trailers I’ve seen were of iconic scenes from the original movie so I had hope.

I assumed that the bad press was being caused by groups not happy that the main character was being played by a white woman (though lets be honest - if you could find a real life person with the same visual aspects of the drawn character - which Scarlet does - then I would have chosen her as well - along with acting ability).

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EPR-radar  Apr 3, 2017 • 3:22:16pm

re: #63 piratedan

in a way, have to admire the base hubris of the GOP… I mean, they used their racism, covert and some rather obtusely presented in order to fuck over a Black Man that won the electoral and popular vote to thwart his legislative agenda at any and every opportunity. Nothing was too small or picayune to let pass. No crisis that couldn’t be perverted and turned into partisan fodder.

Now for them to wonder why the Dems are taking some of those tactics and returning them back unto them and for them to cry foul really brings hypocrisy to a new level. There are oftentimes that I am thankful we live in a polite society and not simply by mob rule, although the idea of a few of these fuckers with their heads on pikes does have a certain appeal to it.

Scorpion pits.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 3, 2017 • 3:26:45pm

Sometimes, Twitter buggers your headlines…..

Was it one of those Bullet Ants, like in Ant Man? They seemed pretty violent.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Apr 3, 2017 • 3:27:39pm

re: #144 Blind Frog Belly White

Adam Ant

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 3:29:19pm
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EPR-radar  Apr 3, 2017 • 3:31:52pm

re: #146 Backwoods_Sleuth

Now I wonder what the message could possibly be at a ‘news’ network that has been a propaganda arm of the misogynist Republican party for decades, and more recently has gone all-in on POTUS* Pussy-Grabber.

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stpaulbear  Apr 3, 2017 • 3:33:26pm

Autoplay ad is dragging me back to the top of the page. By the time I find where I left off, I can read about 4 or five comments before it drags me back to the top again. Annoying.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 3, 2017 • 3:34:40pm

re: #142 CongoJack

I bet those complaining never even saw the original movie or subsequent stories.

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Decatur Deb  Apr 3, 2017 • 3:38:08pm

re: #139 Backwoods_Sleuth

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It was only a matter of time until Blackwater/Xe/Academi/??? surfaced in the Trumposphere.

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 3, 2017 • 3:40:17pm

re: #144 Blind Frog Belly White

Sometimes, Twitter buggers your headlines…..

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Was it one of those Bullet Ants, like in Ant Man? They seemed pretty violent.

1954 was the big year for violent ants:
The Naked Jungle

Them!

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Targetpractice  Apr 3, 2017 • 3:41:22pm

re: #149 GlutenFreeJesus

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I bet those complaining never even saw the original movie or subsequent stories.

Saw both and I wasn’t overly thrilled with Johansson being cast. But I’ve plans to see it Wed, so I’m willing to keep an open mind.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 3:41:32pm
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7-y (Expectation of Great Things in Due Course)  Apr 3, 2017 • 3:41:36pm

re: #122 wrenchwench

I had a Siamese cat named Mary Jane once, who liked to sit in the edge of the bathtub and watch me read. Inevitably, she slipped and fell in. There was blood everywhere! But not hers.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 3, 2017 • 3:42:06pm

re: #151 Shiplord Kirel

1954 was the big year for violent ants:
The Naked Jungle

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Gotta love the angry feline eyes on the ants in the THEM! poster.

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EPR-radar  Apr 3, 2017 • 3:43:50pm

re: #115 Major Tom

That was adorable, although I do feel bad for the kitty who was trying to carry out a rescue mission.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 3, 2017 • 3:46:43pm

re: #152 Targetpractice

Saw both and I wasn’t overly thrilled with Johansson being cast. But I’ve plans to see it Wed, so I’m willing to keep an open mind.

I tend to see this as a combination of racial insensitivity and the downstream results of racial insensitivity. We keep casting white people in roles where an Asian actor would be more appropriate, because there are few Asian actors with the same stature/box office draw as the white actors, because we keep casting white people in roles where an Asian actor would be more appropriate, because there are few Asian actors with the same stature/box office draw as the white actorsbecause we keep casting white people in roles where an Asian actor would be more appropriate, because there are few Asian actors with the same stature/box office draw as the white actors……

Lather, rinse, repeat. Maybe it’s an improvement of the old days, when they’d make up white actor to LOOK Asian, but still…..

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Decatur Deb  Apr 3, 2017 • 3:49:32pm

re: #157 Blind Frog Belly White

I tend to see this as a combination of racial insensitivity and the downstream results of racial insensitivity. We keep casting white people in roles where an Asian actor would be more appropriate, because there are few Asian actors with the same stature/box office draw as the white actors, because we keep casting white people in roles where an Asian actor would be more appropriate, because there are few Asian actors with the same stature/box office draw as the white actorsbecause we keep casting white people in roles where an Asian actor would be more appropriate, because there are few Asian actors with the same stature/box office draw as the white actors……

Lather, rinse, repeat. Maybe it’s an improvement of the old days, when they’d make up white actor to LOOK Asian, but still…..

Producing a legendary film in which the actors, directed to “say something Indian”, did a Yiddish shtick.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 3, 2017 • 3:50:19pm

Last night I watched ‘The Corpse Bride’ again. I noticed, when Victor is playing the piano in the Everglot’s house, instead of ‘Steinway’ or ‘Bosendorfer’, the piano was labeled ‘Harryhausen’.

Nice!

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 3:50:40pm

is she talking with anyone in the State Department or the White House?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 3, 2017 • 3:52:09pm

re: #160 Backwoods_Sleuth

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is she talking with anyone in the State Department or the White House?

Look how much we have in common with Syria! WE don’t want OUR guy either!!!!

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jaunte  Apr 3, 2017 • 3:53:11pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 3, 2017 • 3:56:34pm

IMPORTANT: From our fellow travelers over at Balloon Juice…….

Key snippet:

Here’s an important question: who ordered Cohen-Watnick, a junior DIA analyst promoted to a senior directorship on the National Security Staff by former National Security Advisor LTG Flynn way above his level of expertise and experience, to conduct this review? Was it LTG Flynn before he was fired on 13 February 2017? Was it the now reassigned KT McFarland? Was it someone above Cohen-Watnick in the Administration chain of command? This is an important question that needs to be answered! Unless Cohen-Watnick had a need to know this - as in was ordered to conduct such a review - as part of his duties as the NSC’s Senior Director for Intelligence Policy, his accessing of this material is a violation of classification and compartmentalization protocols. As is his dissemination of such information.

Also:

Rothman is referring to this Medium post from yesterday, 2 APR 2017, by Mike Cernovich. It now appears that Cernovich’s claims that he, at least, and other prominent members of the alt-right have ongoing contacts with senior White House/Administration officials. What Rothman is reporting, that, at least, Cernovich’s ties are accurate, this is important news. It shows that the white nationalist/white supremacist/neo-NAZI community that goes by the more respectable name the alt-right actually has a solid connection to the new Administration. This is disturbing on many levels. Not least is where the flow of information went: Cernovich, Zero Hedge, InfoWars, Gateway Pundit.

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The Ghost of Senator Incitatus  Apr 3, 2017 • 3:56:36pm

re: #160 Backwoods_Sleuth

There’s basically no State Department right now. And there’s a nominal head—Tillerson—and a comissar—Kushner.

Clusterfuck.

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Shiplord Kirel  Apr 3, 2017 • 3:58:45pm

re: #162 jaunte

No, Adam, I hardly believe the average tea-bagger or Alex Jones dupe is colluding with the Russians. Greenwald and Taibbi probably are though, since their only response is to spin ever larger and less plausible conspiracy theories to discredit the evidence.

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jaunte  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:02:50pm

re: #165 Shiplord Kirel

“mass hysteria movement”

Why would they be feminizing concerns about a national adversary meddling in our election process?

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:06:20pm

re: #166 jaunte

Why would they be feminizing concerns about a national adversary meddling in our election process?

It’s all the pics and vids of dogs and cats living together.
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:06:26pm
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Anymouse  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:06:30pm

re: #166 jaunte

Why would they be feminizing concerns about a national adversary meddling in our election process?

Liberals are feminazis. /s

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jaunte  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:07:56pm

re: #169 Anymouse

Mrs. McCarthyism!

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:09:03pm

re: #163 Eric The Fruit Bat

And that was the shot….Here’s the chaser:

Emptywheel: Who Violated Their Designated Role: Ezra Cohen-Watnick or Susan Rice?

In the original version of the latest right wing claim — that Susan Rice requested that multiple incoming Trump figures’ names be unmasked in intercepts — Mike Cernovich describes the genesis of Devin Nunes’ concern this way:

The White House Counsel’s office identified Rice as the person responsible for the unmasking after examining Rice’s document log requests. The reports Rice requested to see are kept under tightly-controlled conditions. Each person must log her name before being granted access to them.

Upon learning of Rice’s actions, H. R. McMaster dispatched his close aide Derek Harvey to Capitol Hill to brief Chairman Nunes.

But as Eli Lake — fresh off having apologized for letting Devin Nunes use him — tells the story, close Mike Flynn associate Ezra Cohen-Watnick discovered it and brought the discovery to the White House Counsel’s office, whereupon he was told to “end his own research” on unmasking.

The pattern of Rice’s requests was discovered in a National Security Council review of the government’s policy on “unmasking” the identities of individuals in the U.S. who are not targets of electronic eavesdropping, but whose communications are collected incidentally. Normally those names are redacted from summaries of monitored conversations and appear in reports as something like “U.S. Person One.”

The National Security Council’s senior director for intelligence, Ezra Cohen-Watnick, was conducting the review, according to two U.S. officials who spoke with Bloomberg View on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss it publicly. In February Cohen-Watnick discovered Rice’s multiple requests to unmask U.S. persons in intelligence reports that related to Trump transition activities. He brought this to the attention of the White House General Counsel’s office, who reviewed more of Rice’s requests and instructed him to end his own research into the unmasking policy.

This repeats a claim Lake had made in his earlier apology post, which he presented as one detail in the NYT version of this story that was not accurate.

Another U.S. official familiar with the affair told me that one of the sources named in the article, former Defense Intelligence officer Ezra Cohen-Watnick, did not play a role in getting information to Nunes. This official said Cohen-Watnick had come upon the reports while working on a review of recent Justice Department rules that made it easier for intelligence officials to share the identities of U.S. persons swept up in surveillance. He turned them over to White House lawyers.

But it adds the detail that Cohen-Watnick had been told to stand down. That would explain why Lake and others would want to claim that Cohen-Watnick wasn’t involved in dealing all this to Nunes: because he had already been told not to pursue it further. If the multiple accounts saying he was involved in the hand-off to Nunes, it appears he did.

The WaPo’s version of this included a detail not included by the right wingers: that Cohen-Watnick went to John Eisenberg, not Don McGahn, with his “discovery.” Eisenberg is significantly responsible, dating back to when he was at DOJ, for ensuring that ordinary Americans would be sucked up in surveillance under PRISM. For him to be concerned about the legal unmasking of Americans’ identities (to the extent that did exist — and the record is still unclear whether it did) is laughable.

The timing of Cohen-Watnick’s research — dating back to February — intersects in interesting ways with the timeline in this March 14 Politico story of H.R. McMaster’s attempt to sideline him, which was overruled by Steven Bannon.

Things that make you go hmmmm…..

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:09:07pm
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EPR-radar  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:18:36pm

re: #162 jaunte

Taibbi was useful in reporting on the 2008 bank failures and crash. It seems he is otherwise useless.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:22:38pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:22:44pm

re: #31 Citizen K

re: #30 makeitstop

Well, Trump said he was going to stop the abuse of H1-B. Of course, his execution is ass-backward as usual and causing the usual carnage along the way. Let’s face it, there’s no argument that many firms have used outsourcing firms to engage in global wage arbitrage and we saw that massive wage price-fixing lawsuit in Silicon Valley, and it’s a real problem-not to mention the fact that we got a real issue with a soon to retire cadre of mainframe programmers that no college/university even bothers to tech anymore; yet 9 out of every 10 commercial bank transaction, and nearly every airline and hotel reservation flows through a mainframe-and we’ got no one in the pipeline to to pick up when these people retire.

Anybody else thinks this isn’t a big problem?

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jaunte  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:23:38pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:24:56pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:26:15pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:29:19pm


SCIENCE!!!

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nines09  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:31:22pm

New chimp exhibit. Clueless visitors goad chimp. Grandma pays the price. Free souvenirs! Kind of sums up the last few months in a way…

HILARIOUS: Grand Rapids Chimp’s Poop Lands On The Face

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:34:06pm
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jaunte  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:35:14pm

Why does CNN continue to pay Trumpapologist Jeffrey Lord? He contributes nothing but party line excuses.

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jaunte  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:35:51pm

Jared Kushner is now Harry Hopkins, according to Lord.

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:36:36pm

re: #180 nines09

New chimp exhibit. Clueless visitors goad chimp. Grandma pays the price. Free souvenirs! Kind of sums up the last few months in a way…

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Not fast enough at turducken, apparently.
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:38:21pm
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jaunte  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:39:03pm

re: #185 Backwoods_Sleuth

The previous $9 million settlement wasn’t enough of a clue for them.

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Joe Bacon  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:40:02pm

re: #180 nines09

New chimp exhibit. Clueless visitors goad chimp. Grandma pays the price. Free souvenirs!

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Video

Send that chimp to the set of Fox and Friends and let him do his thing!

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wrenchwench  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:42:13pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:42:22pm

re: #185 Backwoods_Sleuth

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“Rust belt Trump voters sell their Mercedes collections for recalled Ford F-250s”

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:45:42pm

re: #185 Backwoods_Sleuth

Yeah….like O’Reilly viewers can afford Benz’s to begin with….and Benz owners wouldn’t be watching O’Reilly to begin with….

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EPR-radar  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:46:10pm

re: #175 Eric The Fruit Bat

Well, Trump said he was going to stop the abuse of H1-B. Of course, his execution is ass-backward as usual and causing the usual carnage along the way. Let’s face it, there’s no argument that many firms have used outsourcing firms to engage in global wage arbitrage and we saw that massive wage price-fixing lawsuit in Silicon Valley, and it’s a real problem-not to mention the fact that we got a real issue with a soon to retire cadre of mainframe programmers that no college/university even bothers to tech anymore; yet 9 out of every 10 commercial bank transaction, and nearly every airline and hotel reservation flows through a mainframe-and we’ got no one in the pipeline to to pick up when these people retire.

Anybody else thinks this isn’t a big problem?

Like all other real problems, the chances of it being reasonably dealt with by Republicans in power is zero.

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Patricia Kayden  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:47:24pm

re: #188 wrenchwench

And Republicans are rewarded nicely by voters for their obstructionism.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:48:19pm

re: #187 Joe Bacon

Send that chimp to the set of Fox and Friends and let him do his thing!

I saw a tweet earlier that MLB needs to sign up that chimp

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Blind Frog Belly White  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:49:41pm

re: #192 Patricia Kayden

And Republicans are rewarded nicely by voters for their obstructionism.

One party believes that governments derive their authority from the just consent of the governed, and the other believes its own authority to rule comes from God.

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lawhawk  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:49:59pm
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BeachDem  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:52:04pm

re: #153 Backwoods_Sleuth

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I stand by my call—

Nikki. Haley. Is. An. Idiot.

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lawhawk  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:52:17pm

re: #177 Backwoods_Sleuth

The Russian’s assessment of Page, is well, frank.

“[Male-1] wrote that he is sorry, he went to Moscow and forgot to check his inbox, but he wants to meet when he gets back. I think he is an idiot and forgot who I am…He got hooked on Gazprom thinking that if they have a project, he could rise up,” Podobnyy said. “I also promised him a lot…this is intelligence method to cheat, how else to work with foreigners? You promise a favor for a favor. You get the documents from him and tell him to go fuck himself.”

Page confirmed to BuzzFeed News on Monday that he is “Male-1” in the court filing, and said he had been in contact with Podobnyy, who was working at the time at Moscow’s UN office in New York City under diplomatic cover, although he was really an SVR agent. Pressed on details of his contact with Podobnyy, Page said their interactions did not include anything sensitive.

Trump picks all the best people.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:52:45pm

re: #190 Eric The Fruit Bat

Yeah….like O’Reilly viewers can afford Benz’s to begin with….and Benz owners wouldn’t be watching O’Reilly to begin with….

Not necessarily. There are plenty of rich, white RWNJ assholes out there.

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nines09  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:52:47pm

re: #184 Blind Frog Belly White

Not fast enough at turducken, apparently.
/////

Granny never saw it coming. “Chimps fling poo? What?!!?’ Friend of mine from JR High went to work the monkey house at the Philly Zoo back in the late 60’s, early 70’s. I saw him from time to time and he always told me the chimps were not to be trusted. Never.

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Stanley Sea  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:53:37pm

re: #198 Eclectic Cyborg

Not necessarily. There are plenty of rich, white RWNJ assholes out there.

My experience, their car of choice is a Lexus.

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lawhawk  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:54:10pm

re: #196 BeachDem

I stand by my call—

Nikki. Haley. Is. An. Idiot.

Trump is an idiot. His nominees and advisers are also idiots. And incompetent.

But don’t take my word for it. The Russians some of these idiots are dealing with are calling people like Carter Page… “idiots.”

So, it’s not without the slightest bit of irony that everyone in Trump’s orbit are… idiots.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:54:31pm

re: #200 Stanley Sea

My experience, their car of choice is a Lexus.

Or a gas guzzling SUV.

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freetoken  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:54:33pm

re: #201 lawhawk

One word: creationism.

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:55:19pm

re: #173 EPR-radar

Taibbi was useful in reporting on the 2008 bank failures and crash. It seems he is otherwise useless.

Didn’t he get his start as a “cutting-edge” Hunter Thompson-wannabe in the freewheeling days of Russia?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:55:44pm

PROTIP: Anyone trying to do a job they have no experience at nor proper training for generally does come off looking like an idiot.

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bratwurst  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:55:54pm

These people are genuinely insane.

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BeachDem  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:57:57pm

re: #182 jaunte

Why does CNN continue to pay Trumpapologist Jeffrey Lord? He contributes nothing but party line excuses.

To make Kayleigh McInidiot look smart?

Fucked if I know.

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Skip Intro  Apr 3, 2017 • 4:58:39pm

re: #190 Eric The Fruit Bat

Yeah….like O’Reilly viewers can afford Benz’s to begin with….and Benz owners wouldn’t be watching O’Reilly to begin with….

It is curious. Does Mercedes make a pickup truck?

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jaunte  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:00:19pm

re: #208 Skip Intro

“X-Class [luxury pickup] will be sold in what Mercedes says are a bunch of “key markets,” and the U.S. isn’t included (for the moment). They are Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, Australia with New Zealand and Europe.”
usatoday.com

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Varek Raith  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:00:47pm

re: #177 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Matt Taibbi haz a sad.

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Skip Intro  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:01:09pm

re: #206 bratwurst

These people are genuinely insane.

[Embedded content]

I have to ask again. Has anyone heard Kushner say anything in public or on TV? How is the second most powerful man in the country all but invisible and the media doesn’t give a shit?

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nines09  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:03:11pm

re: #211 Skip Intro

I have to ask again. Has anyone heard Kushner say anything in public or on TV? How is the second most powerful man in the country all but invisible and the media doesn’t give a shit?

It would be to hard to explain and expose the detergent salesmen and women for the hacks and tools they are. “Stand up and do what? Fuck that. I have a job.”

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EPR-radar  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:03:22pm

Q: How many Republicans does it take to unscrew a lightbulb?

A: Unknown. There are no observations of Republicans doing anything useful.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:04:02pm

re: #211 Skip Intro

I have to ask again. Has anyone heard Kushner say anything in public or on TV? How is the second most powerful man in the country all but invisible and the media doesn’t give a shit?

Third most powerful IMO. Bannon is No. 2

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BeachDem  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:04:14pm

re: #206 bratwurst

These people are genuinely insane.

[Embedded content]

He’s not even original. Scaramucci made that mind-numbing comparison months ago.

“I see Jared as like the Alexander Hamilton of the new administration. I’m not saying he’s going in or not going in, but this is a 35-year-old guy,” Scaramucci said Thursday. “Remember how young Alexander Hamilton was when he was advising George Washington.”

talkingpointsmemo.com

He said Kushner is the smartest guy he knows, which tell you that Scaramucci must know a whole lot of dumb guys.

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wrenchwench  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:06:51pm

Later, lizards.

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:10:27pm

re: #215 BeachDem

He’s not even original. Scaramucci made that mind-numbing comparison months ago.

“I see Jared as like the Alexander Hamilton of the new administration. I’m not saying he’s going in or not going in, but this is a 35-year-old guy,” Scaramucci said Thursday. “Remember how young Alexander Hamilton was when he was advising George Washington.”

talkingpointsmemo.com

He said Kushner is the smartest guy he knows, which tell you that Scaramucci must know a whole lot of dumb guys.

Kushner was a dumb kid who got into Harvard because Daddy bought him an admission. He married the World’s Hottest Shiksa because his family has more money than hers.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:10:40pm

re: #216 wrenchwench

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EPR-radar  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:11:32pm

re: #216 wrenchwench

It’s about time for this simple bit of truth telling. Nothing upsets the media and both-siderists more than liberal Truth-telling:

“bitter clingers” and “deplorables” being two recent examples.

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Varek Raith  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:11:48pm

FFS, you can scientifically prove that the GOP doesn’t give a shit about people.

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Skip Intro  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:16:49pm

Washington may be shaking its head, but Devin Nunes is still a hometown hero

As soon as you’re on the east side of I-5, for all intents and purposes you’re no longer in California, you’re in rural Iowa.

latimes.com

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:17:11pm

re: #220 Varek Raith

FFS, you can scientifically prove that the GOP doesn’t give a shit about people.

“We can’t care about people because that’s a job the government has taken from us!”

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lawhawk  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:17:20pm

re: #220 Varek Raith

The Trumpcare/Ryancare = #GOPDontCare about anything except tax cuts for the rich.

The bill failed, not because it was too extreme, but because the GOP didn’t think it went far enough.

Not enough people losing health coverage.
Too much safety net programs remaining.
Too much money going to someone who isn’t rich.

That’s your proof right there. The GOP dropped the veneer of compassionate conservatism and showed everyone that the only thing they care about is gutting govt funding so the rich can get more of everything while everyone else fights over the reduced scraps.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:20:43pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:21:36pm

re: #224 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

jeebus, he looks horrible in that photo

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Targetpractice  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:21:53pm

re: #224 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

Which I’m sure will go over awesome with all those Bros who still think Snowden is a hero.

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freetoken  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:22:01pm

re: #221 Skip Intro

I wouldn’t exactly call that part of California as “Iowa”, though many, many Californians came from the midwestern part of the US.

Rural central California is a different place, though, from the urban areas (and the resort areas.)

But as throwback as they can be, and as crypto-racist (think VDH) they may be, the reality of the economics is that they depend upon cheap migrant labor for the industry of agriculture.

Down here I try to buy some produce from the local farmers, and I think that is a dying industry because the water costs are going to kill them if the loss of cheap does not.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:26:10pm

ST. LOUIS • Three brand-new hires at a south St. Louis linen laundering company were filling out paperwork in the office Monday morning when a boiler launched by an explosion at a nearby factory crashed through the roof, killing two of them and critically injuring the third.

The initial explosion about 7:30 a.m. killed one person at Loy-Lange Box Co. at 222 Russell Boulevard and shot the boiler into the air. It flew about 500 feet before crashing into the offices at Faultless Healthcare Linens at Russell and South Broadway.

“You just can’t believe the size of this tank that landed in the office,” said Mark Spence, the chief operating officer of Faultless who confirmed it was two new employees that were killed. “It’s just enormous. It’s emotionally overwhelming just to think what these poor people experienced.”

A total of four people were injured at the two structures. At least two were in critical condition. One of them was a person trapped in the Faultless office underneath the boiler, a metal cylinder at least 10-12 feet long and 3-3.5 feet in diameter, according to St. Louis Fire Chief Dennis Jenkerson. It weighed a ton or more, the chief said.

The St. Louis Fire Department’s Collapse Rescue Task Force was able to free that victim from under the boiler, Jenkerson said. The boiler was still hot when he arrived about 15 minutes after the initial call.

jeebus

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PhillyPretzel  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:28:28pm

re: #228 Backwoods_Sleuth

OMG

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lawhawk  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:30:00pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:32:09pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:32:44pm
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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:34:45pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:40:24pm

Luna is still missing, but there’s still hope:

Luna is chipped and tagged. She was wearing the red coat when she ran off.

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lawhawk  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:41:30pm

re: #230 lawhawk

That right there was why Trump ducked the Opening Day tradition of throwing out the first pitch.

Not because he had some conflict.

It’s because he’d be viciously booed and he’d have to stand there and take it.

Of course, he’d then take to twitter and claim that they were all bused in and paid to boo.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:42:53pm
237
freetoken  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:44:17pm

If my Facebook wall is any representative peak into the American society, it is pretty clear that the die-hard Trumpers just are not going to accept the reality of Trump.

There are non-Trumper Republican types who are basically in-hiding or otherwise avoiding wanting to engage anything Trump. These folk will probably never vote for a Democrat, but they are not going to go out on a limb for Trump.

Yet the diehard Trumpers remain. They’re such easy marks. Showing up in my wall today is some trash from Shoebat… and of course some posts praising Ben Carson.

These marks are not going to allow themselves any room to be shown how many falsehoods they’ve swallowed. They are deep into their hyper-religiosity and are beyond the point of change.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:44:21pm

re: #235 lawhawk

I think he probably skipped it because he has a horrible throw.

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BeachDem  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:44:54pm

Make up your mind Nikki:

Shot:
“It’s that we don’t think the people want Assad anymore; we don’t think that he is going to be someone that the people want to have,” Haley told a news conference

Chaser (Thursday):
…our priority is no longer to sit there and focus on getting Assad out.”

Next shot (Sunday):
“Assad is always a priority”

What you get with a not very bright accountant for her family business as your UN Ambassador.

Nikki. Haley. Is. An. Idiot.

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Skip Intro  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:45:33pm

re: #233 The Vicious Babushka

Jebus! Another pure white haired white asshole. How many of these pricks are there?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:46:17pm

re: #237 freetoken

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lawhawk  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:46:40pm

re: #239 BeachDem

Throw in a bit of Gabbard into the mix, and you’ve got a potpourri of derp on Assad and Syria.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:47:36pm
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lawhawk  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:47:38pm

re: #241 Backwoods_Sleuth

If they were voting on economic grounds, single payer would make sense, since it would do more to bend the cost curve than anything else.

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Skip Intro  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:47:42pm

re: #241 Backwoods_Sleuth

I seriously doubt that they understand what the term means.

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teleskiguy  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:48:06pm

re: #239 BeachDem

Nikki. Haley. Is. An. Idiot.

This was funny. The tweet cut off the rest of the Instagram message with sublime accuracy.

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jaunte  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:48:19pm
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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:49:07pm
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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:50:59pm

re: #225 Backwoods_Sleuth

jeebus, he looks horrible in that photo

Agreed

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The Vicious Babushka  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:50:59pm
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klys (maker of Silmarils)  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:51:58pm

re: #244 lawhawk

If they were voting on economic grounds, single payer would make sense, since it would do more to bend the cost curve than anything else.

My dad is most definitely not liberal (I would describe him as conservative-leaning independent who is very disgusted with Trump to the extent that he talks about politics at all) and he shocked me the other day when we were talking healthcare (while he was helping me sort out a tax question) when he endorsed single payer.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:54:06pm

re: #239 BeachDem

She said Sunday morning that North Korea was attacking with their missile tests too.

It’s clear they are gearing up to send other peoples’ kids to die in a foreign country for no reasons at all but to feed Trump’s ego.

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GlutenFreeJesus  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:55:25pm

re: #250 The Vicious Babushka

It ain’t his money. Skimmed from the “foundation”. Just an educated hunch.

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Timothy Watson  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:56:56pm

re: #29 Backwoods_Sleuth

Spicer moments ago: “Ironically it’s hard to donate money to the government”

Meant to mention this earlier, but:

Gift Contributions to Reduce Debt Held by the Public

The Bureau of the Fiscal Service may accept gifts donated to the United States Government to reduce debt held by the public. Acting for the Secretary of the Treasury, Fiscal Service may accept a gift of:

Money, made only on the condition that it be used to reduce debt held by the public.
An outstanding government obligation, made only on the condition that the obligation be retired and the redemption proceeds used to reduce debt held by the public.
Other intangible personal property made only on the condition that the property is sold and the proceeds from the sale used to reduce the public debt.
Gifts to reduce debt held by the public may be inter vivos gifts or testamentary bequests.

The fiscal year to date information includes total gifts received for the months of October through September. For the years 1996 and 1997, monthly data is not available.

treasurydirect.gov

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Skip Intro  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:57:30pm

re: #252 GlutenFreeJesus

She said Sunday morning that North Korea was attacking with their missile tests too.

It’s clear they are gearing up to send other peoples’ kids to die in a foreign country for no reasons at all but to feed Trump’s ego.

The WH costume department is already getting Trump’s Patton costume ready. Hannity will be doing a six hour special comparing the two, with Patton coming out as the lesser man.

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 3, 2017 • 5:57:59pm

Susan Rice makes a great target for these people. They can hate on brown people and women at the same time.

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electrotek  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:00:21pm

I’m not sure what to say about this:

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BeachDem  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:01:35pm

re: #252 GlutenFreeJesus

She said Sunday morning that North Korea was attacking with their missile tests too.

It’s clear they are gearing up to send other peoples’ kids to die in a foreign country for no reasons at all but to feed Trump’s ego.

I would pretty much bet good money that Nikki didn’t know where Syria and North Korea even were before becoming ambassador. She is dumber than a box of rocks.

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teleskiguy  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:02:01pm

re: #257 electrotek

Do any of those awful Christian rock bands play clubs in Tunisia?

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:02:03pm
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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:02:26pm

re: #252 GlutenFreeJesus

She said Sunday morning that North Korea was attacking with their missile tests too.

It’s clear they are gearing up to send other peoples’ kids to die in a foreign country for no reasons at all but to feed Trump’s ego.

“…it feeds the rich and it buries the poor. You’re power hungry selling soldiers in a human grocery store…”

Also, from the same song:

“Look in the doubt we’ve wallowed
Look at the leaders we’ve followed
Look at the lies we’ve swallowed
And I don’t want to hear no more.”

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electrotek  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:02:51pm

re: #259 teleskiguy

Do any of those awful Christian rock bands play clubs in Tunisia?

Only if they’re French.

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Dave In Austin  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:05:08pm

Rachel just called the Cheeto boys Uday and Qusay…..

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teleskiguy  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:05:37pm

re: #262 electrotek

Um, yeah. Don’t feel like typing into Google “French Christian rock band tour schedule.”

😝

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freetoken  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:06:23pm

Surprise to find the new series Time After Time was cancelled so soon:

‘Time After Time’ Pulled By ABC Schedule After Five Episodes

But, there are a plethora of time-travel series that have been dumped upon the market, all of which seem to make the same logical errors about time travel. Which wouldn’t kill a TV show, of course, but they shows also are stuck on the same plots over and over (WWI, WWII, American Rev War, etc.)

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:06:40pm
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electrotek  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:07:27pm

Tunisia has become too rigid, seriously throwing a fit over a Adhaan sample?

Guess qawaali must be out of the question then.

Also, off the top of my head, there were two records that I knew that sampled the Adhaan. One was a progressive house tune from 2000 and another was a dark techno tune released in 1990.

And I think there were a few records by the late British producer Muslimgauze that sampled the adhaan as well, if I recall correctly.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:08:39pm

With little notice, President Donald Trump recently signed an executive order that advocates say rolls back hard-fought victories for women in the workplace.

Tuesday’s “Equal Pay Day” — which highlights the wage disparity between men and women — is the perfect time to draw more attention to the president’s action, activists say.

On March 27, Trump revoked the 2014 Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces order then-President Barack Obama put in place to ensure that companies with federal contracts comply with 14 labor and civil rights laws. The Fair Pay order was put in place after a 2010 Government Accountability Office investigation showed that companies with rampant violations were being awarded millions in federal contracts.

In an attempt to keep the worst violators from receiving taxpayer dollars, the Fair Pay order included two rules that impacted women workers: paycheck transparency and a ban on forced arbitration clauses for sexual harassment, sexual assault or discrimination claims.

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freetoken  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:08:45pm

One thing these time-travel shows all seem to agree upon is that the American viewing audience don’t have a very wide historical mind-space in which to play.

Sad.

There is a never ending stream of bad historical documentaries, and the occasional good history documentary. But the viewership is small compared to most of TV.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:09:49pm
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electrotek  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:10:22pm

re: #264 teleskiguy

Um, yeah. Don’t feel like typing into Google “French Christian rock band tour schedule.”

😝

I’d consider Justice to be Christian, but only in the sense that they use Christian imagery as a nod to their French culture. Nothing malicious on their part, just an affirmation of their rich heritage, hence their debut album.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:10:49pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:11:42pm

re: #255 Skip Intro

The WH costume department is already getting Trump’s Patton costume ready. Hannity will be doing a six hour special comparing the two, with Patton coming out as the lesser man.

Fuck, even Beijing doesn’t know what to do about the man-child running Pyongyang-just look at his victims list. He makes Gul Dukat and Emperor Cartaga look sane. Hell, even the Korean language has changed since the armistice was signed!

Could you have 5-party talks with China, the US, Japan, North and South Korea to ratchet things down? I suspect it’s possible, but not with Twitler running the show here! China has already shut off coal supplies to North Korea, and they could even chance a regime change, but there’s a real risk of that going badly and having a massive refugee problem at their border, which they definitely do not want.

And with both the Juche grandson and Toddler Trump with access to nukes, all bets are off.

The options are simply (1) Bad, (2) Real Bad, (3) Awful, (4) Unthinkable.

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retired cynic  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:12:44pm

re: #268 Backwoods_Sleuth

There. See, he’s accomplished more than just tearing down internet privacy rules!

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:14:02pm

re: #267 electrotek

Tunisia has become too rigid, seriously throwing a fit over a Adhaan sample?

Guess qawaali must be out of the question then.

Wow-would they have done the same thing had it been Nursat Fateh Ali Khan?

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Eclectic Cyborg  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:15:06pm

re: #266 Backwoods_Sleuth

Every bone you break…

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electrotek  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:15:12pm

re: #275 Eric The Fruit Bat

Wow-would they have done the same thing had it been Nursat Fateh Ali Khan?

Given how things have regressed for the worst in the Muslim world since his passing, yeah I’m sure of it.

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Varek Raith  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:16:56pm

re: #276 Eclectic Cyborg

Every bone you break…

…hurts like hell.

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goddamnedfrank  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:17:00pm

re: #272 goddamnedfrank

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electrotek  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:19:01pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:21:25pm

re: #277 electrotek

Given how things have regressed for the worst in the Muslim world since his passing, yeah I’m sure of it.

Man, that’s depressing to hear. I feel for you, CL, and the others who follow that tradition who suffer persecution due to the manufactured consent that has given the fearful and ignorant populace permission to persecute you.

This isn’t right-and I’m going to fight to change this. I’ve broken my conditioning.

Have faith in the heart…

Faith Of The Heart by Russel Watson

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:22:25pm
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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:24:39pm

re: #282 Backwoods_Sleuth

Yep-a world record, I believe…..

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teleskiguy  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:27:04pm

re: #269 freetoken

One thing these time-travel shows all seem to agree upon is that the American viewing audience don’t have a very wide historical mind-space in which to play.

Sad.

There is a never ending stream of bad historical documentaries, and the occasional good history documentary. But the viewership is small compared to most of TV.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:27:51pm

MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Rescuers in Southern California have saved a dog that fell into a 30-foot well.

Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman Brian Jordan tells news station KNBC-TV that a 13-year-old Welsh terrier named Lucy fell into the dirt well in the Santa Monica Mountains in Malibu on Sunday.

The department’s urban search-and-rescue team lowered a firefighter into the well to grab the dog, which wasn’t hurt in the fall.

Video posted by the department shows the firefighter and the dog being lifted out of the well by a rope. The department also shared a picture afterward of the healthy-looking dog.

Firefighters urge pet owners to keep their pets on a leash during hikes through the mountains.

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Eric The Fruit Bat  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:29:09pm

Grandpa Walnutz has a case of the sadz….

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Barefoot Grin  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:29:18pm

re: #285 Backwoods_Sleuth

[Embedded content]

“Alerted by a furry boy named ‘Timmy’.”

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teleskiguy  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:30:33pm

re: #286 Eric The Fruit Bat

The end of the Senate? I wouldn’t mind all that much, getting rid of the most undemocratic legislative body ever devised.

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Backwoods_Sleuth  Apr 3, 2017 • 6:31:44pm

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First-Ever Sex Discrimination Legal Network Is Ready to Defend Women in Trump’s America Shortly after the election, the attorneys and advocates who work at the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) started having a conversation. It seemed that the incoming Trump administration was likely to move backward on enforcing civil rights, loosening regulations, ...
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Meet Rhiannon Giddens, Newly Minted MacArthur ‘Genius’ As a solo artist — and, before that, as a member of the Carolina Chocolate Drops — singer-songwriter Rhiannon Giddens has made a career out of revitalizing and invigorating decades' worth of music reflecting the African-American experience. That's meant ...
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Lies About Black America Are ‘Central’ to Gun Ownership: A Reporter on What We Get Wrong About Gun Violence Lies that the GOP and Donald Trump promote all day long. “If you look at the neighborhoods where [gun violence] is most clustered,” Beckett said, it’s located in areas with high levels of poverty, low levels of education, and ...
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St. Vincent Performs ‘Los Ageless’ One of Stephen's very favorite singer-songwriters collaborates with three pairs of boots to perform a song off her new album "Masseduction". Subscribe To "The Late Show" Channel HERE: bit.lyFor more content from "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert", click ...
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Star Wars: The Last Jedi Trailer (Official) Watch the new trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi and see it in theaters December 15. Get your tickets now: fandango.com Visit Star Wars at starwars.comSubscribe to Star Wars on YouTube at youtube.comLike Star Wars on Facebook at ...
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